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Low Residue Diet

Three Days Prior to your colonoscopy please follow a low residue diet. 


Refined or enriched white breads and plain crackers, such as saltines or Melba toast (no seeds)  Cooked cereals, like farina, cream of wheat, and grits  Cold cereals, like puffed rice and corn flakes  White rice, noodles, and refined pasta

Fruits and Vegetables  Well-cooked fresh vegetables or canned vegetables without seeds, such as asparagus tips, beets, green beans, carrots, mushrooms, spinach, squash (no seeds), and pumpkin  Cooked potatoes without skin, Tomato sauce (no seeds)

Fruits on the list include: Ripe bananas, Soft cantaloupe, Honeydew Canned or cooked fruits without seeds or skin, like applesauce or canned pears , Avocado

Milk and Dairy Milk products are OK in moderation.

Meats You can eat beef, lamb, chicken, fish (no bones), and pork, as long as they’re lean, tender, and soft. Eggs are also OK.

Fats, Sauces, and Condiments Margarine, butter, and oils, Mayonnaise and ketchup, Sour cream, Smooth sauces and salad dressing, Soy sauce, Clear jelly, honey, and syrup

Sweets and Snacks Plain cakes and cookies, Gelatin, plain puddings, custard, and sherbet, Ice cream and ice pops, hard candy, pretzels, vanilla wafers

Drinks: Decaffeinated coffee, tea, and carbonated beverages, juices made without seeds or pulp, like apple, no-pulp orange, and cranberry, strained vegetable juices

Foods to Avoid

Seeds, nuts, or coconut, whole-grain products, including breads, cereals,

crackers, pasta, rice, and kasha, Raw or dried fruits, like prunes, berries, raisins,

 figs, and pineapple, Most raw vegetables, Certain cooked vegetables, including

peas, broccoli, winter squash, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, corn (and cornbread),

onions, cauliflower, potatoes with skin, and baked beans, Beans, lentils, or tofu,

Tough meats with gristle, and smoked or cured deli meats, Cheese with seeds, nuts,

or fruit, Crunchy peanut butter, jam, marmalade, or preserves